Friday, May 3, 2013


 Known in 1940's Hollywood as "The Venezuelan Volcano", the woman with the singular name, Acquanetta, was actually born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Arapaho Indian parents. After finding her way to the Big Apple for a modeling career, she ended up on the West Coast and signed a contract with Universal Pictures.

As the character Paula Dupree, the studio attempted to make something of a new horror cycle with the exotic "ape-woman", and yielded two films in a series, JUNGLE WOMAN and CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN.

As unlikely a place as one could expect, the photo shown below is from the May/June 2013 issue of WORLD WAR II magazine (!). Nevertheless,the lovely Acquanetta was never camera-shy, so it is not surprising to see her among the "pin-up gals" who were extremely popular in the day. It is also not inconceivable that her image -- or at least a likeness inspired by her image -- found its way as nose art on some crew's B-24 or other bomber.


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